How to Get Your Paystub
How to Get Your Paystub

A visual guide to help you check your pay, benefits, hours, and taxes.

Does your pay statement seem like a jumble of numbers? We feel you. So we asked Doddie B., senior manager of Walmart Payroll Services, Home Office, to point out what you really need to know.

How to Get Your Paystub

First things first: You can retrieve your paystub at any time.

    1. While you are at work, simply go to the OneWalmart homepage and click on the Paystub link.

    2. When you're not at work, you'll need to login to OneWalmart before you can see the Paystub link. Click the Walmart Spark in the top-left corner of any page to login, then click on the Paystub link from the OneWalmart homepage.

Want to see a previous paystub? Remember to change the date range from the drop-down menu in the paystub view.

 

Now, take a look at five of the most important things to pay attention to when reading your pay statement:

A. Deposit Date (or Check Date) and Advice #

This is the date your net pay for the period will be available in your bank account, or the date your paycheck can be cashed or deposited.

The “Advice #” is a reference number you can use if you need to ask a question about your statement.

B. Payee, Type, Account #, and Amount

If you are having funds deposited directly into a bank account, this section shows your bank name, account type (checking or savings), and the last four digits of the account number, as well as how much money was deposited into each one.

Bonus tip: If you opt for direct deposit, you can have specific amounts of money automatically deposited into different accounts (up to two savings and two checking).

Related: How to Set Up and Use Direct Deposit

C. Deductions for Taxes and Insurance

The first three lines in this section show the amounts withheld for federal taxes, Social Security, and state and local taxes.

The next lines below the taxes in this section show the amounts taken out for medical, dental, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and vision care, as well as 401(k) contributions and stock purchases.

Bonus tip: If you don’t tell Walmart how much to take out for federal, state and local taxes (through an online W-4), they’re required to withhold taxes at the highest rate.

D. Earnings

These lines show you how many regular and overtime hours you worked, as well as the rate you received and how much you earned. The Earnings column reflects only the designated pay period, while Year to Date is the total you have been paid during the current calendar year.

E. Payment/Withholding Overview

This is a quick rundown of what you earned, what taxes and deductions were withheld, and Net Pay, which is the amount you actually received after taxes and deductions.

 

Still stumped about something? You can always talk with the associates in your Human Resources department for more clarity.